Media coverage about FireEye (NASDAQ:FEYE) has trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. FireEye earned a news sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the information security company an impact score of 45.5466147238508 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

Shares of FireEye (FEYE) opened at $13.90 on Friday. FireEye has a one year low of $10.35 and a one year high of $18.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.00, a current ratio of 1.99 and a quick ratio of 1.98.

FireEye (NASDAQ:FEYE) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The information security company reported ($0.04) EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.07) by $0.03. The business had revenue of $189.60 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $186.41 million. FireEye had a negative net margin of 39.29% and a negative return on equity of 23.71%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 1.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted ($0.18) earnings per share. analysts expect that FireEye will post -1.07 EPS for the current fiscal year.

FEYE has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Goldman Sachs Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 target price on shares of FireEye in a research note on Wednesday, August 23rd. Stephens raised shares of FireEye from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and boosted their target price for the company from $16.00 to $22.00 in a research note on Monday, September 11th. Bank of America boosted their target price on shares of FireEye from $18.00 to $21.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, September 25th. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “hold” rating and set a $18.50 target price on shares of FireEye in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. Finally, Oppenheimer reissued a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 target price on shares of FireEye in a research note on Monday, September 18th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, sixteen have issued a hold rating, twelve have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $17.22.

In other FireEye news, President Travis M. Reese sold 11,555 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, September 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.50, for a total transaction of $202,212.50. Following the completion of the sale, the president now directly owns 508,210 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $8,893,675. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, President Travis M. Reese sold 88,445 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.50, for a total transaction of $1,547,787.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 131,767 shares of company stock valued at $2,291,828. Insiders own 2.40% of the company’s stock.

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FireEye Company Profile

FireEye, Inc provides intelligence-based cybersecurity solutions that allow organizations to prepare for, prevent, respond to and remediate cyber-attacks. The Company offers various products, such as Threat Detection and Prevention Solutions, which include network security products (NX and Multi-vector Virtual Execution (MVX) Compute Node Series), e-mail security products (EX Series and e-mail threat prevention cloud (ETP), endpoint security products (HX Series) and content security products (FX Series); security management and orchestration products, which include Central Management System and FireEye Security Orchestrator, and forensics and investigation products, which include Threat Analytics Platform (TAP), Malware Analysis (AX Series) and Enterprise Forensics (PX Series and IA Series).

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